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Welcome to Wisconsin Rapids ...

The city of Wisconsin Rapids is located in Wood County<1> and is the County Seat for Wood County.

A typical abbreviation for Wisconsin Rapids: Wisconsin Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wisconsin Rapids has a population of 17,610 people<2> (see below for details).

Wisconsin Rapids is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wisconsin Rapids lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wisconsin Rapids: (715) and (534)<4>

The ZIP codes for Wisconsin Rapids: 54494-54495<5>

Websites for Wisconsin Rapids ...

Official Website: www.wirapids.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wisconsin Rapids had an population of 17,610 people. This is a decrease of 4.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wisconsin Rapids had a population of 18,367 people (which is 24.57% of the total population of Wood County). This makes Wisconsin Rapids the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wisconsin Rapids represents 0.32% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,367 people, the population of Wisconsin Rapids has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,435 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

Communities near Wisconsin Rapids ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wisconsin Rapids.

  • Stevens Point [Portage County]
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    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,880 people
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  • Plover [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
    • Plover [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,099 people
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  • Hull [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Portage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,511 people
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  • Saratoga [Wood County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saratoga [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,949 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rome [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Rome [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,752 people
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    • Nekoosa [Wood County]
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      • Nekoosa [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,422 people
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    • Grant [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Portage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
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    • Whiting [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
      • Whiting [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
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    • Plover [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
      • Plover [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,662 people
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    • Port Edwards [Wood County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Edwards have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Edwards
      • Port Edwards [Wood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,349 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wisconsin Rapids. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wisconsin Rapids.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wisconsin Rapids. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wisconsin Rapids.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wisconsin Rapids. See our Newspapers Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wisconsin Rapids: www.wirapids.org/

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Wood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wisconsin Rapids.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wisconsin Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wisconsin Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wisconsin Rapids or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wisconsin Rapids includes: 54494 & 54495.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wisconsin Rapids) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wisconsin Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wisconsin Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3840, Longitude: -89.8171    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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